Munich holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Spring, Summer, Autumn
April

August
September, October

Getting There

99 £GBP

LCY → MUC

Stay There

43 £GBP

4-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Freedom of movement

Currency
Euro
1.00 USD = 0.89 EUR
CURRENT WEATHER
Sunny
+15°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 44 £GBP (50 min)
Bus: 8 £GBP (45 min)
Train: 8 £GBP (40 min)

Restaurants

Lunch ≈ 9 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 29 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 2.35 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.40 £GBP

Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 112
Police: 110

Why Munich

Soak up the vibrant and often tumultuous history of Munich; add to this a dose of lively culture and you get the recipe for the perfect Munich city breaks. Lose yourself in the galleries and museums, be captivated by the stunning architecture and embrace authentic Bavarian drinking culture in the outstanding beer gardens.

For a city was almost wiped from the map in World War II, Munich has risen from the ashes like a phoenix managing to re-create its folksy charm, with many of its most treasured areas such as Kaufingerstrasse, one of Munich’s oldest streets, alive with activity as a shopper’s paradise. Explore the post-war modern parts of the city during your holidays to Munich, take in the views from Olympiapark and take a close-up look at BMW’s history at the car manufacturer’s museum.

When to go

Climate

Munich’s warmest month on average is July. The year’s coolest is, on average, January.

Munich’s higher elevation and its location near the Alps play significant roles in shaping the climate, meaning the city has more rain and snow than other parts of Germany.

Visitors easily experience a wide variety of weather on Munich holidays.

The most popular time to visit coincides with Oktoberfest in September, but June to August is peak tourism season. However, Munich really is a year-round destination because many of the city's attractions can be enjoyed whatever the weather.

Where to go/stay

With its faithfully restored Bavarian architecture, location on an Upper Bavarian river plain, high quality-of-life and a reputation for producing fantastic beers and sausages Munich is a city with a lot going for it. The city possesses a broad selection of hotels for all budgets, spread across the city districts, however the best place for Munich holidays is Marienplatz in the centre which puts you within easy reach of all city attractions.

Things to do

There is a wide variety of things to do on holidays to Munich. This is a city steeped in a rich history and capital of Bavaria is likely to enchant you with its cultural scene.

Famous for its stunning architecture, the beer-fuelled annual celebration of Oktoberfest and highly world-class museums Munich is unlikely to disappoint.

Indulge in some shopping on Munich city breaks. Start with one of the busiest shopping areas – the pedestrianised boulevard that runs between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz. Then wander around Munich’s largest and most famous outdoor market – it is also a great place to sup of beer from one of the city’s six main breweries in the open-air beer garden.

Visit the home of the 1972 Olympics at Olympiapark where you are treated to great views of Munich from various vantage points including from the top of the Olympiaturm tower. Pause to admire the neo-Gothic-style building that is home to the New Town Hall, otherwise known as Neus Rathaus, in Marienplatz. Then view its predecessor Altes Rathaus, which is now home to a toy museum.

Set out on a culinary journey of discovery on Munich holidays exploring the city’s exciting dining scene. Fraunhofer, a great city centre brewpub serving a wide selection of southern German favourites is as good a place as any to start.

Founded in 1824, Augustiner-keller, founded circa 1824, remains a popular Munich beer garden and is one of the few buildings that survived the bombings of World War II. Soak up the historic ambience over an Augustiner beer. Suitably-lubed hit the nightclubs of Kultfabrik.